Tuesday, December 20, 2016

I know you are upset about privatizing public schools, but please keep your voice down. | Fred Klonsky

I know you are upset about privatizing public schools, but please keep your voice down. | Fred Klonsky:

I know you are upset about privatizing public schools, but please keep your voice down.


Betsy DeVos.
It is odd the way corporate school reformers obsess about the tone of conversations.
I know that I have been known to raise my voice now and then. But that has more to do with the fact that I frequently forget to put in my hearing aids and I talk louder when that happens.
There are things I am passionate about, however. I am for preserving public education, which many of us consider a basic component of a democratic society.
Defending and expanding democracy seems more important than ever these days.
There is this debate between the corporate reform Fordham Foundation’s Robert Pondisco and former Arne Duncan advisor Peter Cunningham. It’s appears in Education Next, a website that promotes privatization and is run by the usual corporate reform suspects like Frederick Hess, Michael Petrilli, and Chester Finn.
Peter Cunningham runs a site of his own, funded with more corporate money (there seems to be an endless supply), that supports charters and “choice.” Cunningham’s I know you are upset about privatizing public schools, but please keep your voice down. | Fred Klonsky:

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